Sassy and classy fashion designer rocks her “go-for-it” style
Name: E’Lesha Toomer
Education: Child Development Associate (CDA)
Career: GiM Collection / SHUGG Cancer Foundation and ACE Project / Bluegrass Childcare Development Center
Describe your style in three words: Classy, timeless and fun.
Style icons: I love fashion designer Stephane Rolland, Stylist J. Bolin and Ty Hunter. I also love the style of public figures like Gwen Stefani, Taraji P Henson and Jennifer Lopez.
Signature accessories: Earrings! If I am not wearing earrings my whole day is off. I also like to wear a herringbone necklace that belonged to my mother. It’s part of my everyday jewelry that I wear when I’m not accessorizing for a nice outfit.
What are you buying this season to update your look: Shawls and cardigans are simple, cozy and stylish at the same time.
Favorite trend: I love a good pair of ankle or knee-high boots.
Favorite places to shop: Joann’s Fabric, Nordstrom Rack and Burlington Coat Factory. I also shop for fabric online.
Favorite style tip: Love it, wear it, own it!
Item you’ll never part with: My denim button-up shirt, and a pair of pink pumps that I purchased about five years ago for our annual Cancer Survivor celebrations. They are worn down now, but I can’t part with them.
Go-to outfit: A pair of skinny jeans, a crisp button up and a pair of pumps.
Must-have beauty products in your makeup bag: False eyelashes, eyeliner and lip gloss. If I have those three items, I am good to go. Cream-to-powder foundation is anothermust-havee for flawless makeup coverage.
How often you shop for new clothes: I shop when the seasons change or as needed. I fabric shop for myself and clients pretty often.
Favorite colors this season: Pine green and maroon.
Time it takes you to get dressed: If I prepare the night before, I can be dressed in about 45 minutes the next morning.